The local units are engaged in health programs. WHAE firmly believes that investing on specific group of women for a longer period of time would enable them understand their strengths and opportunities and bring women together for a better action. To this effect the implementation mechanism used is the establishment of local units-one in each region- with a maximum number of 50 members with the aim of having a multiplication effect. When these groups are formed, the local units are first trained on health and other selected issues.
Thereafter, all members meet every month over a traditional coffee ceremony and discuss social issues and learn more about health, bond with each other and create a feeling of cohesiveness. These groups of women through the process are expected to carry out community health education and cleaning campaigns.
To begin with, each local unit gets a coffee making set and cleaning materials which are two sets of inputs. The monthly meeting continues over years and at the end of their second year a business plan is prepared and seed money is granted as a revolving fund. This revolving is paid back to WHAE for establishing more local units. The businesses are run by the women and are expected to graduate at the end of the fifth year of their establishment. For more information please have a look at it here at the WHAE 2017 Mid Term Report